A Team Approach to State-of-the-Art Care
In the event of a stroke, remember this:
Stroke patients at Good Samaritan benefit from the expertise of a diverse
range of physician specialists and advanced medical facilities.
From the moment a patient enters the Emergency Department to collaboration
with our multidisciplinary team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, and interventional
radiologists, the focus is on halting or reversing the effects of a stroke.
A dedicated wing within the intensive care unit provides the specialized
care stroke patients require following intervention. An individualized
treatment plan can help those who have suffered residual effects of a
stroke to return their maximal level of function as quickly as possible.
The neurointerventional team is also available to assist in the treatment
of acute ischemic stroke patients, as well as the management of patients
with hemorrhagic strokes due to ruptured aneurysms and other vascular
malformations. This program will be staffed by skilled physicians from
the USC/Keck School of Medicine as part of an overall neurosciences affiliation
between the two hospitals. Depending on a patient’s diagnosis, a
neurointerventional procedure may be considered less invasive and more
effective than more traditional modes of treatment. The neurointerventionalists
will work as part of a team with neurologists and neurosurgeons at Good
Samaritan Hospital to diagnose, treat, and coordinate rehabilitative care
for stroke patients.
For more information about the Good Samaritan Hospital Primary Stroke Center
call (213) 977-2028.
Good Samaritan Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Center